Thursday, April 1, 2010

EncryptStick Versus Truecrypt

If you're the person who always thinks "That's not going to happen to me" well let me tell you personally that it will...eventually. This specially holds true when it comes to USB flash drives or any other removable media for that matter. With this in mind, EncryptStick was developed to ensure that once your flash drives are lost or stolen, all data cannot be read by just anybody except its owner (you). Period. While I admit that free programs like truecrypt are just too hard to ignore sometimes, EncryptStick raises the bar even more since it is a total encryption system with surprisingly easy-to-use features specially for first-time users.

USB 8GB Flash Drive Lighter

Whether you are a hopeless chain smoker like the zombie in L4D game series or just an average geek that does 'nt smoke at all, this Zippo-looking lighter (actually works) has enough storage space for all those important files while making you cooler than you actually are (at least in our own mind).
  • Refillable lighter with built-in USB flash drive
  • 8GB capacity
  • USB connector slides out of the lighter
  • Metal case
  • Adjustable flame
  • Includes USB cable
  • Dimensions: 1.5" x 2.4" x .5" (3.8 x 6 x 1.3 cm) 
  • SRP : Approx. $50

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

USB Memory Watch

With either 2GB or 4GB or 8GB of capacity it has more than ample storage space. The USB Memory Watch has a built-in USB connector and can transfer files to and from most computer operating systems. The USB connector is cleverly stored in the watch band and flips up for easy connecting. There is also a LED light that indicates the device status. The watch is surprisingly sleek and lightweight - it is not a bulky watch. The band is comfortable and very flexible. So what else are you waiting for? Everybody will need larger/more convenient storage space sooner or later right?
  • Standard USB interface and USB extension cord included
  • USB 2.0 (read 4MB/s and write 3MB/s)
  • Sleek design, very lightweight (this is not a bulky watch)
  • Plug and play, easy operation (appears as a USB mass storage device)
  • LED indicator light shows device connectivity and data transfer
  • Operating Systems: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP, Linux 2.4 or higher, Mac OS 8.6 or higher
  • Included CD contains Win 98 driver
  • Shock proof and Anti-static
  • Watch is not waterproof
  • Japanese movement with 3-year battery life
  • Battery type: SR626SW
  • Memory size: 2GB or 4GB or 8GB
  • Weight: 1.5 oz (43 grams)
  • Dimensions: 1.5" width x .375" thick (watch face) 
  • SRP : Approx. $20-$40

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Micro Camcorder Pro

This tiny video camera is so small you could place almost anywhere in your house, office or even on your clothes like where an ipod shuffle would usually be with its included clip. Best of all, it has a sound-activated feature that starts to record only when a victim or perpetrator is anywhere near the area in order to extend battery life and maximize recording time.

Features
  • Tiny micro-camcorder
  • 55 x 28 x 20mm
  • Records motion JPEG format AVI
  • 640 x 480 x 25fps
  • On-demand recording, or sound-sensitive activation
  • 2 Gigabyte microSD card included for up to 1 hour 20 minutes of footage
  • USB 1.1 or 2.0
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Mac OS X Compatible
  • SRP : Approx . $100

Sunday, March 7, 2010

USB Flash Drive Wrist Watch

If you're the type that has a bunch of data to carry around but want a more discreet way to carry it, then this watch with a built-in retractable usb flash drive may be the the thing for you. From resumes to girlfriend "data", the usb flash drive watch will always be around and right under everyone's noses.
  • Small USB flash drive fits completely inside of the watch
  • Perfect for carrying your data on secret missions
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Black polyurethane strap
  • Luminescent hands
  • Huge 8GB capacity
  • Watch dial size: 1.1" x 1" (29 x 25mm)
  • Flash drive size: 1.5" x .5" x .25" (38 x 13 x 6mm) 
  • SRP : Approx. $50

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hardware Spy Keylogger

Whether you just want to spy on your kid's online activity or just find out what your no-good office mate is up to, this hardware keylogger  is the next best thing to actually sitting in front of your victim's computer and snooping on every possible evidence. Just be careful not to get caught when inserting this thing between the keyboard and computer since using this gadget may be illegal in some areas.
Features
  • USB or PS/2 interface key-stroke loggers
  • Sits between your keyboard and your computer
  • Records keystrokes onto onboard memory
  • Potential uses:

    • Concerned parents
    • Monitoring suspicious activity in the workplace
    • Computer forensics
  • 2MB of storage
  • Works with most wired keyboards (wireless keyboards and laptop keyboards not supported)
  • Compatible with all PC Operating systems including Windows, and Linux
  • SRP : Aprox. $60-$75

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ironkey Military Strength Flash Drives

The US Military wanted portable but secure storage, and the guys at IronKey stepped up. They've developed the perfect solution that's one-part thumb-drive, and two parts Mission: Impossible. Their thumb drives hold up to 8 Gigabytes of data, but includes a hardware encryption chip that scrambles the data so as to be completely unreadable without a password.
Passwords can be hacked, but not the IronKey. It's built to withstand attacks both virtual and physical. 10 incorrect password attempts, and the encryption chip self-destructs, making the contents of the flash drive totally unreadable. The contents of the drive are filled with epoxy, so if a hacker tries to physically access the chips, he'd more likely damage them instead. Even if he did get access to the memory chips, they'd be worthless without the encryption chip. Electron-shielded, even a scanning electron microscope can't get inside.
Applications built right onto the IronKey help keep your personal data safe. For example, the password manager keeps your passwords safe. How? Your passwords are securely stored in a hidden hardware-encrypted area inside the device (and not in the drive's file system), being first locally encrypted with 256-bit AES, using randomly generated keys encrypted with a SHA-256 hash of your device password. All of this data is then doubly encrypted with 128-bit AES hardware encryption. Hack that.
A secure copy of Firefox included with your IronKey encrypts your browsing session through a VPN tunnel to IronKey's Secure Sessions Service. It works by tunneling your entire web browsing communications through the Tor-based Secure Sessions proxy on your IronKey. The Secure Sessions tunnel connects over an encrypted connection to their network routing servers, which in turn route your traffic between a number of servers, and then eventually out to your destination website. This approach protects your identity and your confidentiality, encrypting and anonymizing your Web surfing on almost any network or VPN (virtual private network).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Button Pinhole Video Spycam w/ Mini DVR

 
If you're into capturing hands-free covert style video, the Button Pinhole Video Spycam can help you in this endeavor. This is a hidden surveillance spy camera disguised as a shirt button with a pocket sized DVR and all the necessary cables included in one complete kit. This high tech camcorder allows you to record directly onto a small mini-SD digital video recorder. The recorder includes a 2" LCD viewing screen, so you can setup your shot and see what results to expect before you do your in-the-field recordings.
In addition, this model allows you to record both color video and audio in AVI format, with 30 FPS quality. The small pinhole button camera can be DIY installed on any shirt or jacket. Included are multiple matching buttons in a variety of sizes to help you make your shirt modifications. You can even paint the buttons if needed to get a perfect match. The compact DVR recorder unit is easily concealed in a pocket.

Specifications :
  • Frame rate: 30 FPS
  • Video format: AVI
  • Records video and audio
  • Imaging sensor type: 1/3" color CMOS with audio
  • 2" LCD viewing screen
  • Built-in Flash Memory: 45MB
  • External Memory: mini SD card (memory card NOT included)
  • Power Supply: Rechargeable Li-ion battery (included)
  • Dimensions: 65mm x 53mm x 16mm 
  • SRP : Approx $150
  • Includes:
    • Camera and DVR unit with LCD screen
    • Buttons for DIY attachment to your own "Spy Shirt"
    • Instruction manual
    • AV In/Out cables
    • Mini-USB to USB cable
    • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • Battery Charging Cradle (100-240V 50/60Hz)
    • User CD with drivers for older systems 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Security Camera Dummy

 

Sometimes having multiple security cameras are not enough depending on where you are going to deploy them. While they may get some less-than-careful victims, others may not be that easy to catch on cam without some diversionary tactics. Using this unit you can fool them into avoiding the visible camera into an area with better angle and lighting where you could could record better quality videos (specially at night) if this unit does not ward them off in the first place. Sometimes imagination is the key to better security results.
  • Pan and tilt adjustment
  • Security stickers included
  • Low maintenance
  • Authentic styling
  • Takes two AA batteries
  • Dimensions (unit): 4" x 2 1/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Dimensions (with mount): 6" x 2 1/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Housing: Weatherproof Anodized Aluminum 
  • SRP : Approx. $13

Car Key Video Camera

 

This is probably one of the most covert and discreet way to record videos without being noticed.With its sleek design and ordinary-looking appearance, you will surely have no difficulty in using it compared with having to conceal a full-sized camera. Just make sure to focus while NOT dangling from its steel ring otherwise you will come up with a motion-sickness induced footage.

Specifications :
  • Covert style video camera can capture hours of quality video with audio
  • Built-in 4GB memory (stores about 4 hrs of video)
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • AVI file format
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Capture video or still photos
  • Includes: Key fob camera, power adapter, USB cable
  • SRP : Approx. $60

Saturday, January 30, 2010

LG Watch Phone

 
Gadget lovers and mobile phone freaks around the world will soon see their dreams come true as the release of the LG Watch Phone approaches. Exactly when? We don’t know… but the day WILL come… sign up for our instant e-mail alert (top right) to be notified when it goes on pre-order or sale!
While watch phones were formerly reserved for James Bond flicks, smaller tech companies have been reaching to release the first practical watch phone with no luck. Expensive, cheap and clunky – it simply hasn’t been done. Fortunately for tech buffs everywhere, the sharp looks, capable functionality and appropriate size of the LG Watch Phone will make it the first mass appeal watch phone to hit the market.
Coupled with a blue tooth headset, the LG Watch Phone will allow for convenient communications with the luxury of wearing a stunning piece of jewelry and without the annoyance of having one more thing in your pocket.
But we needn’t convince you… just take a look around and we think you’ll convince yourself that when the LG Watch Phone hits the market it will be something you just need to have!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Panasonic DMC-LX3


I don't usually pay too much attention at point-and-shoot cameras nor DSLR cameras but this one truly deserves an exception. A close friend of mine bought one the other day and while listening to his excited tone as he describe how lucky he was to have found one of the last remaining few stocks before this thing gets phased out, I checked it out myself and was simply blown away. This thing has several outstanding features that can turn a non-believer like me into a photography wannabe just minutes after seeing what this baby can do. Did I mention that it was made in Japan? The last time I saw an electronic gadget that was not made in china or taiwan was 10 years ago!

Some Super Cool Features I Found :

1. Vivid pics even at really low-light conditions.
2. Ability to shoot HD movies! (720p HD movie mode now at 30fps)
3. Faster continuous shooting! (2.5fps for 8 frames, cf. 2fps for 5 frames)

Specifications :
  • 24mm wide 2.5x optical LEICA DC lens
  • F2.0-2.8 maximum aperture range
  • MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Venus Engine IV
  • Joystick-operated manual control
  • Large 3.0” 460k dot LCD monitor
  • Raw and JPEG recording modes
  • Up to ISO 3200 sensitivity
  • Up to 1280x720 (30 fps) pixel movie capture
  • Manual exposure and focus options
  • 1/2000th to 60 sec shutter speeds
  • Available in black or silver
  • SRP : Approx. $500
  • Overall Evaluation : Bang for the buck camera from casual shooting to espionage/stakeout missions!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Garden Spy Camera



Catching outdoor activities on cam have never been this fun (specially when they are not aware). Just set it where you want and just leave it there. No need for special wire installations that will give away your plans and alert your "subjects" in advance which is no fun at all.

Specifications :

  • Camera Sensor: 1.3 Mega Pixel CMOS
  • Field of View: 54
  • Focal Length: 20" to infinity
  • Macro Effect: 20" with background unfocused
  • Photo Rate Settings: 6 predetermined time settings, 1 custom

    • 1st: 1 minute
    • 2nd: 5 minutes
    • 3rd: 30 minutes
    • 4th: 1 hour
    • 5th: 4 hours
    • 6th: 24 hours
    • 7th: Customized setting is created by the user through software
  • Format: JPEG
  • Portable Memory Storage: Up to 2GB on any standard USB Flash Drive
  • System Memory: 8 MB SD RAM
  • Housing Material: Weather resistant plastic
  • Includes: Gardenwatch Cam, mounting stake (adjustable to multiple heights), CD (Windows only), 2GB flashdrive, batteries, instruction manual
  • Software lets you set time/date stamp and custom interval
  • Batteries: 4 AA (included!)
  • Length of battery usage: 4 - 6 Months depending on time setting
  • Dimensions: 2.08" x 3.66" x 7.55"
  • SRP : around $99

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hidden Camera Detector


With the advent of more and more gadgets with hidden camera functions, this tool will simply make you sleep better at night specially for the paranoid type.

Specifications :
  • Auto sensitivity tuner 
  • Detects frequencies from 50MHz to 3GHz
  • Multi-channel scanning
  • Size is similar to a lighter
  • Background noise elimination
  • Audio and LED alarm
  • Takes 2 CR2032 lithium batteries (included) 
  • SRP : Approx. $20

Classic Lighter SpyCamera

Just when you thought every contraption possible to insert a camera in has been done before, along comes this baby for the smoker crowd. You don't actually need to smoke just to have this, but doing so may probably make it blend even more with your image.

Specifications :
  • Video camera disguised as a standard classic style lighter
  • Records video and audio
  • 4GB memory capacity
  • AVI video format, 640x480 resolution
  • Single push button operation
  • Built-in battery charges via USB
  • Dimensions: 3.5" x .9" x .43" (mm)
  • SRP : Approx : $30

Spycam Video/MP3/Camera Sunglasses


Sunglasses with built-in gizmos will always be cool no matter what they may be there for in the first place. The perfect companion when you are facing the blistering heat of the sun on the beach or just having your regular workout regimen. But if something interesting may catch your eye, then why not take a VIDEO of it while you're already there anyway. Oh yeah it comes with a remote too. Coolness upgraded.

Specifications :
  • Multi-function sunglasses - shoot video, take photos, and play MP3s
  • Records video with audio
  • 640x480, AVI video format
  • Remote control for photo shooting
  • Rechargeable battery (2 hrs recharge time)
  • Battery life 1.5 hrs for video
  • Battery life 3 hrs for music/photos
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • USB storage device
  • Video storage: approx. 4 hours
  • 8GB storage capacity
  • Lightweight frames
  • Anti-scratch Polarized lenses
  • Replaceable lenses
  • Stereo headphones
  • SRP : Approx. $100

1.3 Megapixel Spy Camera Sunglasses


Sunglasses with built-in gizmos will always be cool no matter what they may be there for in the first place. The perfect companion when you are facing the blistering heat of the sun on the beach or just having your regular workout regimen. But if something interesting may catch your eye, then why not take a picture of it while you're already there anyway. Oh yeah it comes with a remote too. Coolness.

Specifications :
  • 1GB or 4GB of storage (can hold thousands of photos)
  • Plays MP3s and takes 1.3 Megapixel digital photos
  • Embedded ear buds for MP3 playback
  • Remote control for taking photos
  • RF remote frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery (3.7V, 240mAh)
  • USB 2.0 connection for transferring files and re-charging the battery
  • Control buttons for Vol +/-, Fwd, Rwd, Play, Pause, Capture
  • Includes: sunglasses, remote w/ strap, USB cable, storage case, cleaning cloth, extra clear lenses 
  • SRP : approx. $70

Spy Video Camera Watch



Ok there goes my savings again. After seeing this baby in action, I was simply a impressed with the workmanship. No excessive plastic crap that gives away its real identity. No bulky wires and clips that gets in the way. And best of all, the lens are concealed really well, barely noticeable to human eye as ever before.
 
Specifications :
  • Mini video spy camera
  • Records video and audio
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery (recharges from USB port)
  • Can also be used as an 8GB USB flash drive
  • Built-in microphone
  • Watch band length is adjustable
  • Video in AVI Format (352x288) at 15 FPS
  • Dimensions: watch face is 45 x 14mm (dia x H)
  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, MAC OS compatible
  • Includes: watch, USB cable, user manual, Power adapter (110-240V 50/60Hz) 
  • SRP : approx. $90

Night Vision Digital Video Camera


Night vision has always been considered cool ever since I was a child and it still is more than ever. Now with the addition of the night vision camera, that same coolness has been upgraded to a few more notches. Record everything from juveniles delinquents to state evidences all with a press of a button. I sure wish I had one of these when I was a kid...  :)

Specifications :
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts
  • 1.3MP Still Image Resolution / 640x480 VGA Video Resolution
  • 2" Color TFT LCD Screen
  • Fixed focus
  • 32MB Internal Memory, SD/MMC Card Slot expandable to 2GB
  • 2 minutes on-board / up to 75 minutes with 2GB SD Card
  • USB, NTSC, PAL output
  • Requires 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included)
  • Dimensions: 6.5"H x 5"L x 2"W!
  • Weight: 9.3oz
Package Contents Include:
  • NightVision Digital Video Camera
  • NightVision software CD
  • USB cable
  • TV Out cable
  • quick-start guide
Software Features:
  • Night vision video editing software, backgrounds, custom presentation, screens for slideshows
  • Editing tools: drawing, image correction, rotate, stencil, paint bucket, eraser, stamper, text tools, save, undo, selection
  • Software is PC only
  • SRP : approx. $100

Spy Pen Video Camera

The spy pen is really like something out of a James Bond movie. With its one-touch switch and barely-noticeable lens holes, this baby is probably the most discreet of them all. Did I mention it actually writes? :)

Specifications :
  • Covert style video camera can capture hours of quality video (with audio)
  • Video file format: AVI
  • 640x480 resolution
  • 4GB of storage capacity
  • USB 2.0
  • Working pen with black ink
  • Re-chargeable Li-ion battery (2 hour run-time)
  • SRP: approx. $80

Saturday, January 16, 2010

EyeClops Night Vision Goggles v2.0 Binoculars



For around $90 (cheaper if you look around) these things really work! Now you don't have to be a genius to figure out its other "uses" just be careful though hahaha!
Specifications :
  • See up to 50 feet in complete darkness!
  • Uses IR technology for binocular night vision
  • Eye Width adjustment and Focus adjustment dials
  • Two displays: regular (shows up color in light and b/w in darkness) and green-tinted
  • Short and long range selector switch (long range adds a ring of barely noticeable red led light to enhance range)
  • Fits over many small frame glasses
  • Neckstrap to keep close at hand (approx 13" long)
  • Batteries: Uses 5 AA (not included)
  • Dimensions: approx. 9" x 7" x 3.5"
  • SRP : approx. $90

Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition with Night Vision Goggles



These are said to be available only in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game for around $150 (ouch!) and not for the PC. But still, its still worth checking out even if you are not a gamer at heart. As long as its a fully functional night-vision goggles (not military-grade though), I am good with it just sell the game on ebay or something if you like the goggles so much but does'nt want the game itself lying around depreciating in value...